Tales Frey

Gestures that Survive in Us (2020)


Tales Frey, Gestures that Survive in Us, 2020. Video, 4’29”. Edition: 15 + 2 P.A.


Gestures that Survive in Us is a video conceived based on a proposition aimed at nine performers, each one in their respective home recording required situations with a specific aesthetic resolution.

In this work, we see nine different bodies covered by garments of the same shade and, although all bodies are standardized due to the monochromatic feature of what surrounds them, we can understand their differentiation through their gestures and, even with their camouflaged physicalities and disfigured, we intuit how unstable and unrepeatable each interiority presented.

Overlapping layers of moving images comment on a time when we are mediated by screens, while the audios captured from our environments determine a very particular time frame that corresponds to the period of the creation process, implicating audios of news and noises that involved us and certainly they transformed us together with the whole conjuncture that surrounds us, after all we are constantly transformed by those around us and, at the same time, we modify everything around us



Proposition by Tales Frey | Performers (creation of bodies compositions): Alan Oju, Alexandre Marchesini, Chris Oliveira, Dolores Galindo, Helena Marc, Lucas Heymanns, Tino Nascimento, Vinícius Davi and Yohana Oizumi

Porto/Portugal 2020



[2022] Solo exhibition Sharing Illusions. Verve Gallery, São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

[2022] SESC Campinas. Campinas-SP, Brazil.

[2021] Shared Skins. Oficina Cultural Oswald Andrade, São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

[2021] Between Tension and Delirium. CAAA Centro Para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimaraes, Portugal.

[2020] PLAY Festival de Videoarte y Cine experimental. Centro Cultural Universitario, Corrientes, Argentina.

[2020] Crossed Bodies. MEANWHILE Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

[2020] Meat Indicators. Galeria Ocupa, Porto, Portugal.